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James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation Announces 2005 Fellows

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Washington, D.C., announced today that it has selected 47 James Madison Fellows for the year 2005 in its fourteenth annual fellowship competition. James Madison Fellowships support the graduate study of American history by aspiring and experienced secondary school teachers of American history, American government, and social studies.

Named in honor of the fourth president of the United States and acknowledged "Father of the Constitution and Bill of Rights," a James Madison Fellowship funds up to $24,000 of each Fellow's course of study towards a master's degree. That program must include a concentration of courses on the history and principles of the United States Constitution.

The 47 James Madison Fellows were selected in competition with applicants from each of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the nation's island and trust territories. The fellowships are funded by income from a trust fund in the Treasury of the United States and from additional private gifts, corporate contributions, and foundation grants. Recipients are required to teach American history or social studies in a secondary school for at least one year for each year of fellowship support. The award is intended to recognize promising and distinguished teachers, to strengthen their knowledge of the origins and development of American constitutional government, and thus to expose the nation's secondary school students to accurate knowledge of the nation's constitutional heritage.

Founded by an Act of Congress in 1986, the James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation is an independent establishment of the executive branch of the federal government. Additional information may be found at

2005 James Madison Fellows

Current Teachers (Senior Fellows)
Listed by state of legal residence, name, and secondary school where they teach

Alabama Bradley K. Lewis1 Ardmore High School; Ardmore, AL
Alaska Charles B. Abolafia Bethel Regional High School; Bethel, AK
Arizona Megan M. Kirts Sabino High School; Tucson, AZ
Colorado Debra M. Scott-Jensen Clear Creek High School; Evergreen, CO
Connecticut Douglas L. Craig Windham High School; Willimantic, CT
Delaware Michael J. Feldman Smyrna High School; Smyrna, DE
D.C. Matthew E. Schilling Winston Churchill High School; Potomac, MD
Florida Melani R. Winter Keswick Christian School; St. Petersburg, FL
Illinois Catherine E. Peters-Bishir Neuqua Valley High School; Naperville, IL
Indiana Joshua R. Thompson Loogootee Jr.-Sr. High School; Loogootee, IN
Iowa Jacqueline A. Norris Ames High School; Ames, IA
Kansas Kara E. Belew Campus High School; Wichita, KS
Louisiana Lisa M. Owens Homer High School; Homer, LA
Maryland Gregory C. Dutton2 Wilde Lake Middle School; Columbia, MD
Mississippi Thomas A. Chapman Simmons High School; Hollandale, MS
Missouri Lisa M. Smith Saeger Middle School; Saint Charles, MO
Nebraska William B. Humphreys Brownell-Talbot School; Omaha, NE
Nevada Joseph E. Enge Carson High School; Carson City, NV
New Mexico Bruce R. Smith Rio Rancho High School; Rio Rancho, NM
North Dakota Daniel V. Wakefield Devils Lake High School; Devils Lake, ND
Oklahoma Ronald W. Parker Star Spencer High School; Spencer, OK
Pennsylvania Carl F. Ackerman W. B. Saul H. S. Agric. Science; Philadelphia, PA
Rhode Island Natalie L. O'Brien North Smithfield Jr.-Sr. High School; North Smithfield, RI
South Carolina Idell R. Koury Southside Christian School; Simpsonville, SC
Tennessee Jennifer L. Gill Pope John Paul II High School; Hendersonville, TN
Texas Marcie R. Warner Amon Carter-Riverside High School; Ft. Worth, TX
Utah Lynette Lake Brighton High School; Salt Lake City, UT
Washington Lindsey M. Hatch Tahoma High School; Covington, WA
Wisconsin Alison A. Turner Sauk Prairie High School; Prairie Du Sac, WI
Wyoming Tyson J. Emborg Sheridan High School; Sheridan, WY


Prospective Teachers (Junior Fellows)
Listed by state of legal residence, name, and undergraduate school

Alabama Karen L. Boone Athens State University; Athens, AL
California Melissa S. Binder3 California Lutheran University; Thousand Oaks, CA
California Elisa Perez Georgetown University; Washington, DC
Florida Stacey L. Repass4 University of Central Florida; Orlando, FL
Georgia Daniel E. Waldroup University of Georgia; Athens, GA
Kentucky Patrick A. Smith University of Kentucky; Lexington, KY
Massachusetts Annie R. Pegg University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth; N. Dartmouth, MA
Michigan Kristin E. James Lake Superior State University; Sault Sainte Marie, MI
Minnesota Cara H. Sandberg Brown University; Providence, RI
New Jersey Ronald G. Schildge5 Middlebury College; Middlebury, VT
New York Emily J. Lemanczyk Hamilton College; Clinton, NY
North Carolina Jessica L. Stone University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill; Chapel Hill, NC
Ohio Travis R. Glendenning Ohio University; Athens, OH
South Dakota Matthew R. Moore North Dakota State University; Fargo, ND
Texas Anisa L. Coates University of North Texas; Denton, TX
Virginia Allison R. Paskett Southern Virginia University; Buena Vista, VA
West Virginia Arysta N. McGill Marshall University; Huntington, WV

1 Mr. Lewis's fellowship, "The Fellows' Fellowship," is funded by contributions from current and alumni James Madison Fellows.

2 Mr. Dutton's fellowship is funded by the J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation of Washington, D.C.

3 Ms. Binder's fellowship, the Henry Salvatori-James Madison Fellowship, is endowed by the Henry Salvatori Foundation of Los Angeles, California.

4 Ms. Repass's fellowship, the J. Seward Johnson, Sr.-James Madison Fellowship, is endowed by the Atlantic Foundation of Princeton, New Jersey.

5 Mr. Schildge's fellowship, the Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr.-James Madison Fellowship, is endowed by the Fairleigh S. Dickinson, Jr. Foundation Inc. of Roseland, New Jersey.